Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
Gallery Artists Zhang Hongtu
Zhang Hongtu is an artist who has lived and worked in the United States since 1982. He was born into a Muslim family in Gansu, China in 1943 and graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in Beijing in 1969. From the middle of the 1980s to the '90s, Zhang created paintings, sculptures and mixed media installations utilizing Mao’s image to express his ideas about Communist China and the Cultural Revolution. In the last decade, Zhang’s works have come to question complex relationships between the traditions of old China and the customs of the modern West. His most recent works focus on the relationship between nature and the human condition. Zhang has exhibited extensively, including shows at the Havana Biennial, the PS1 Museum, the New Museum, the Guangzhou Triennial, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the Museu Picasso. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007 “Zhang Hongtu Recent Paintings ",” Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 2006 "Four Seasons: Earth Above and Heaven Below", Lehigh University, PA 2005 "Recent Paintings by Zhang Hongtu", Goedhuis Contemporary, New York 2004 “Zhang Hongtu: Selected Works – Visiting Artist Program at Marlboro College”, William Holland & Drury Jr. Gallery, Marlboro College, VT “Dialogue with the Taipei Palace Museum, Zhang Hongtu Solo Exhibition”, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 2003 “Icon & Innovations: The Cross-Cultural Art of Zhang Hongtu”, The Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, NY 2000 “New Paintings” Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York NY 1999 “Repaint Chinese Shan Shui Painting”, Yale-China Association, Yale University, New Haven, CT 1998 “Zhang Hongtu, New Works”, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York NY 1996 “Reflections Abroad: the Journey of Zhang Hongtu 1982-1996”, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Oakdale, NY “Soy Sauce, Lipstick, Charcoal”, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong “Chairmen Mao”, Groton School, Groton, MA 1995 “Zhang Hongtu: Material Mao”, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY 1993 “Material Mao”, Gallery 456, Chinese American Arts Council, NY 1992 “The Angel's Ghost”, Webster Hall, NY 1985 “In the Spirit of Dunhuang”, Adams House, Harvard University, MA 1984 “In the Spirit of Dunhuang”, Asian Arts Institute, NY SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007 “Translucence, Transparent, Transported”, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York “China Onward”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebak, Denmark 2006 "On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West", Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA,Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN "Antiquity Modernity: Breaking Traditions", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, NY "Dragon Veins", Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, FL 2005 "trading place", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taipei "On the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA 2004 “Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing, and Zhang Hongtu”, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA “Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century”, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2003 “Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered”, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ “A Brush with Tradition: Chinese Tradition and Contemporary Art”, Newark Museum, NJ “BQE”, White Box, New York, NY 2002 “Guangzhou Triennial”, Guangzhou, China “AJITA-Unconquerable”, The Station, Houston, TX “Queens International”, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY “Paris-Peking”, Espace Cardin, Paris, France “Contemporary Brush Strokes”, China 2000 Fine Art, New York, NY “All Access”, CPC gallery, New York, NY “ConversASIAN”, National Gallery, Cayman Island “In Memory, The Art of Afterward”, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY 2001 “Cross+Overs”, Market Gallery, Johannesburg, S. Africa “Unknow-Infinity”, Taipei Gallery, New York, NY “China Without Borders”, Sotheby’s Gallery, New York, NY 2000 “Lineage”, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, New York, NY “Crossing the Line”, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa “Word and Meaning”, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY “Conceptual ink”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY 1999 “TRANSIENCE, Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century”, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL. Traveled to University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR and The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1998 “Global Roots: Chinese Artists Working in New York”, Purdue University, IN “Kunming New York Montreal”, OBSERVATOIRE4, Qc, Canada 1997 “Kimchi Xtravaganza!”, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1996 “Icons of Power”, Eighth Floor Gallery, NY 1995 “Body Language”, Jamaica Arts Center, NY “Other Choices/Other Voices”, Islip Museum, Long Island, NY 1994 “Small World - Small Works”, Galerie + Edition Caoc, Berlin, Germany “The Fifth Biennial of Havana”, Havana, Cuba “Ad-Vance”, Pfizer Corp. N.Y., Curated by the Museum of Modern Art, NY “Beyond the Borders: Art by Recent Immigrant”, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY 1993 “Teddy Bear, Potato, Lipstick and Mao”, Art in General, NY “Word!” Jamaica Arts Center, NY “Reflections for Peace”, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX “The Curio Shop”, Artists Space, NY 1992 “Four Artists from China”, American Museum of Natural History, NY 1991 “Changing Cultures”, Hamilton College and Baruch College, NY “Dismantling Invisibility”, Art in General, NY “Syncretism”, Alternative Museum, NY 1990 “Selection”, Artists Space, NY “Harvest 2001”, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ “The Decade Show”, (with the Epoxy Group) New Museum, NY Brief and Selected Bibliography New York Times, Zhang Hongtu by Holland Cotter, Art in Review 4/05 Yishu,The Contemporary Artistic Deconstruction-and Reconstruction-of Brush and ink Painting, by Britta Erickson, 6/03 New York Times, The Frogeries are the Real Thing in This Exhibition, by Benjamin Genocchio 4/03 New York Times, Through Ink and brush, A Melding of Traditions, by Benjamin Genocchio, 5/03 Art News, Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered, (Princeton Museum of Art) by Lily Wei 12/03 New York Times, A Landmark Retropsctive Celebrates Chinese Artists’ Experiments, by Erik Eckholm, 11/02 New York Newsday, Art Imitates Queens Life, by Corey Takahashi, 9/02 New York Times, A Pluralist Exhibition in a Plural Borough, by Ken Johnson, 8/02 Yale-China Review, Drawing on East and West, by Jennifer A. Weyburn 02 Virtual China.com, Breaking Free, Flying High: Zhang Hongtu’s Journey from Maoism to Modern Art, by Alexa Olesen, 12/99 Smart Museum at University Of Chicago, Transience Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, by Wu Hung, 1999 Cambridge University Press, Streetlive China, by Michael Dutton 1998 Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Visions of Gender and Democracy: Revolutionary Photo Albums in Asia, by William A. Callahan, 1998 ArtAsia Pacific, Reflections Abroad” The Jouney of Zhang Hongtu 1982-1996, by Jonathan Goodman

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